Book with confidence
Sadly, because of current coronavirus regulations, we are not able to accept holiday guests at the moment. However, we are able to welcome guests whose stay comes under a limited number of legal exceptions, such as essential work or caring responsibilities. Please see here for details of the regulations (see “Staying away from home overnight”). If your stay complies with the law, please do contact us directly – we would be delighted to welcome you.
We are currently taking reservations for dates later in the year and look forward to welcoming you when the situation has improved and regulations allow.
Cancellations due to Covid-19
If UK government regulations make it unlawful for you to travel, or to make use of the accommodation you have booked and your booking must therefore be cancelled, we will issue a full refund for your payment or move your booking to another available date, as you prefer.
We’re ‘Covid Confident’
Our Visit England ‘Good to Go’ accreditation and AA ‘Covid-19 Confident” certificate confirm that we are following government and industry Covid-19 guidelines and regulations, we have a risk assessment in place and a carefully thought out and managed cleaning process to give our guests peace of mind. You can be confident we are doing all we can to give you peace of mind.
How are we adapting?
We are closely monitoring the current guidance and regulations from the government and Visit England and will change our procedures as required. Our Visit England ‘Good to Go’ certification also means we will be promptly updated on any changes.
We already have great reviews for our high standards of cleanliness, both from our guests and from our annual Visit England inspection (which scores us 100% for cleanliness) but we are adding extra disinfection to our routine and taking even more care than usual when handling our linens and soft furnishings. Our disinfectants are approved by the World Health Organisation for use against coronavirus and all our linens are laundered by a professional laundry using thermo-chemical disinfection. All mattress, pillow and duvet protectors will be disinfected between guest visits. For our Covid-19 Risk Assessments, see here for 3 Herschel Place and here for 4 St George’s House. If you have any questions, please just ask – there is no such thing as a silly question!
We love to welcome our guests personally but in the short term, to help us all maintain social distancing, we will ask you to use our secure key box to let yourself in when you arrive. Don’t worry, though, we will send you clear details on this (and everything else!) with our easy-to-use digital Property Guide before you leave home and we are always available on the phone – both before and during your stay.
Inside the Apartments
We will temporarily be removing all our scatter cushions (including large bedhead cushions), throws and board games.
How are things in Bath?
7th January: Currently, as you would expect, the city is extremely quiet. A few weeks ago, though…
Nearly ‘normal’! There are people around enjoying a wander, as they always have done. Many more of the cafés have tables and chairs outdoors, so you can enjoy an afternoon coffee in the sun. Restaurants, cafés and shops have their Covid-19 measures in place and there are rarely queues outside the supermarkets. There’s always something nice to look at!
7th January: Again, the list below dates from a few weeks ago. We hope it will be relevant again very soon!
We can’t claim that this is a comprehensive list (please do check) but we will do our best to keep it updated!
Thermae Spa (Pre-booking required, some changes to facilities available. See here for a special offer for our guests.)
Theatre Royal Live performances re-started on 14th October
Komedia is re-opening on 7th November with it’s regular Saturday Night Krater Comedy Club and other events.
The Roman Baths (pre-booking required)
Number 1 Royal Crescent is open from Wednesday to Sunday until it’s winter closure on 29th November (Pre-booking essential)
The Holburne Museum and “Grayson Perry – The Pre-Therapy Years” exhibition
Mayor of Bath’s free guided walking tours
Open Top Bus Tours re-started on Saturday, 11th July
Slimbridge Wetland Centre
The Bishop’s Palace, Wells
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Gardens and parks at Dyrham Park, Lacock Abbey, Stourhead are all open but pre-booked, timed tickets are needed. Tickets are released on Fridays (National Trust) but can be booked throughout the week. Some properties have re-opened their shops and tea rooms/huts.
Restaurants – most are open, so please do check individual websites for up to date information (and booking, which is essential).
Please check the attraction and restaurant websites for details of opening – you are likely to need a reservation or pre-booked ticket and some facilities may not be open.
Playing your Part
We are really looking forward to welcoming you back to our apartments and will do everything we can to make your stay as secure as we can but we need your help! The safety of our guests, our housekeepers and our community is our top priority.
If you feel ill or are asked to self-isolate, please cancel your stay (you will be refunded in full). We’d love to see you when you are well again!
Most importantly, if you feel ill during your stay, please notify us immediately – before you leave the apartment – so that we can take the necessary precautions to protect Lorraine and Paul, our lovely housekeepers.
We would be really grateful if you remove your used bed linen and bag it up for us before you leave. (We will leave fresh laundry bags in each bedroom.) We really don’t like to ask but even though Lorraine and Paul will be wearing masks and gloves when they clean the apartment, this will just help to protect them a little more.
Thank you for helping us!
We want you to feel completely at ease when you visit, so please do get in touch with any questions you have.